Milton Young Musicians Festival to take place

The Milton Young Musicians Festival, the annual event for musicians from grades 1-12 is scheduled to take place on Sunday, March 31 from noon- 5 p.m. at East Congregational Church, 610 Adams Street.  This festival offers students a chance to perform and be evaluated by professional musicians.  Applications are available from the students’ music teacher.  For more information, e mail lyns@mindspring.com.

Parent Speaker Series at Milton High School

The Milton Parent Speaker Series will be presenting “Drug Story Theater”with Dr. Joseph Shrand  on Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Charles Winchester Auditorium, Milton High School.  The actors in Drug Story Theater are  teens who are recovering  from substance abuse. Drug Story Theater (DST) takes teens in the early stages of recovery from drugs and alcohol, teaches them improvisational theater, and helps them craft their own unique stories into a play about their seduction of, addiction to and recovery from drugs and alcohol. They then perform this play to middle, high school and college audiences so “the treatment of one becomes the prevention of many.” Incorporating brain science with slides in between scenes, DST teaches how young people get addicted and how the adolescent brain is neurologically wired for addiction.  This is a multi-community event.

Surviving Winter: Coping Strategies for Your Happiest Healthiest Self

 Are you looking for a way to cope with the “winter blues”?  There will be a workshop on “Surviving Winter: Coping Strategies for Your Happiest Healthiest Self” at the Blue Hills Trailside Museum, on Saturday, Jan. 12 from 1-4 p.m..  

This workshop uses strategies and activities that complement the character of the season, safeguarding your physical energy and mental well-being. The first part of this workshop takes place outdoors so that the body can learn to enjoy the peacefulness winter brings to the landscape. The program then moves indoors for a session of restorative, gentle yoga appropriate for all levels of experience. The instructor will lead a learning session discussing Ayurvedic techniques (yoga’s sister science) for total body care, how to keep up our “happiness quotient,” and strategies for coping with winter’s unique challenges. We’ll wrap up the program by practicing deep relaxation. The Blue Hill Trailside Museum is located at 1904 Canton Avenue, Milton.

Registration is required.
Register online or call 617-333-0690 to register by phone.

Drug and Alcohol abuse assistance in Milton

If you, a loved one, or a neighbor are struggling with drug or alcohol problems, Milton Cares is a new program in Milton that will confidentially and discreetly send over a team of specialists who will come to your home and provide your family with help.  A Substance Abuse Counselor and Recovery Coach will be accompanied by a plain-clothed Milton community officer to offer your family support, advice and resources for how to access life-saving medically assisted treatment, rehabilitation, or just support about how to handle a family member or friend at home struggling with addiction.  Email Milton Cares at anytime for assistance.

 

Interface Referral Service – Call the William James College INTERFACE Helpline

Milton Residents can now get free referrals to help for children, adults and seniors struggling with problems such as anxiety, depression, family crises, behavioral and substance abuse problems, etc. Call  888-244-6843 for confidential resource information and/or provider referrals from a mental health professional.

Head to Toe Workshop: Decorated Slippers

 

There will be a workshop on creating custom slippers at the Eustis Estate, 1424 Canton Avenue, on Wednesday, Jan. 16 from 6-8 p.m. Crafters may spend an enjoyable evening making their own custom pair of slippers in connection with the special exhibition Head to Toe: Hat and Shoe Fashions from Historic New England. Get an exclusive after-hours look at the galleriesWine and snacks will be served.

Advance tickets recommended. Please call 617-994-6600 for more information.

Pierce Players present “High School Musical, Jr.

The talented students of Pierce Players will be singing and dancing their hearts out as they present the Disney smash hit “High School Musical Jr” on Thursday, Jan 17, 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, 7 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 19 at 2 p.m. at the Pierce Middle School Auditorium. The snow date for a missed performance is Sunday, Jan. 20 at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $10 per person and will go on sale, Thursday, January 3 when classes commence after the holiday break.

This is a must-see show, support the students of Pierce Players and their outstanding efforts!

Milton’s Kevin Walsh to discuss book on Jan. 26

Milton author Kevin Walsh will be discussing his book “57 Balloons” on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 7p.m. at the Milton Public Library.  Walsh’s story happened in 1984 when he was just 24 years old and a licensed parachute rigger.  He fastened himself to 57 helium-filled balloons and soared one mile into the air at dawn on New Year’s Day.  Wash will relay the highlights of his adventure and how it  became a well-received book.  He will also have copies available for sale.   This talk is sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library.

Drama ‘n Droolz Baby Program at the Milton Public Library

The “Drama ‘n Droolz Baby Program” will be taking place on a weekly basis  in the Story Hour Room of the Milton Public Library beginning Friday, Jan. 11 from 10-10:45 a.m.. Songstress and drama instructor Mel Gillespie will lead the class.   Infants and toddlers ages 0 to 36 months (with a caregiver) will be immersed in song and sign language in a fun environment.  Registration is required, please go to http://www.miltonlibrary.org

 

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration 2019

 The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration, sponsored by the Milton Interfaith Clergy Association will take place on Monday, Jan 21 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Concord Baptist Church, 180 Blue Hill Avenue, Milton.  The life and legacy of Dr. King will be celebrated in story and song, all are welcome to participate.